Physician Substance Use and Addiction

These doctors are usually compassionate people, dedicated in the extreme to the well-being of their patients — to their own detriment and often that of their families. They tend to ...

An Evening to Inspire Benefit Concert

You can make a difference. Join Renascent for an evening celebrating recovery with East Coast music icons Séan McCann and Pamela Morgan. At the Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, on Friday, February ...

Renascent to Publish TGIF Anthologies

Vote for your favourite TGIF articles and help Renascent put together three collections of TGIF writings – available in spring 2015 as print and electronic books. By voting, you'll let ...

Renascent to Publish TGIF Anthologies

Vote for your favourite TGIF articles and help Renascent put together three collections of TGIF writings – available in spring 2015 as print and electronic books. By voting, you’ll let us know which articles made a difference in your recovery. With each nomination, your name is added to a draw to win your very own print copies of the entire collection. Vote now. Vote often. Vote until January 31, 2015.

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Does Your Spirituality Need a Makeover?

During our recovery journey we are taking an active role in developing this spiritual life. And that might mean different things at various times. At one point you may think that this means you need to pray and meditate every day. At another time you may believe that you have to have deep faith, or practice acceptance. Or you may believe that you need to go to church. Over time, your definition of what “spiritual” means will probably change and evolve.

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God Who?

“God told me to go into that store, buy this crystal or marry this man” are phrases we can hear about most any activity these days. How does God tell someone what to do, or better yet, how does one set up a direct line to God? Human beings get defensive about the proper way to connect with God, and what we even perceive God to be. It’s a big subject about a big Energy. What if everyone is right? I happen to think it’s true that everyone is right.

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Perspective: HP Surfing

These days, my relationship with Higher Power can perhaps be best described by an analogy with surfing. There is lots of effort required on my behalf to align myself properly. If I do, the results can be sublime. If I go against it, the results can be exhausting, discouraging or even disastrous.

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